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  • Black, Blanc, Beurby Alain-Philippe Durand

    Scarecrow Press 2002; US$ 37.99

    Black, Blanc, Beur is about the emergence and growing notoriety of rap music and hip-hop culture in the French-speaking world (France, Quebec, and Western Africa). It provides an introduction to many forms of expression of hip-hop cultures (rap music, hip-hop dance, and graffiti/tagging). In addition to a foreword by Adam Krims, a noted rap authority,... more...

  • Rhyme's Challengeby David Caplan

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 13.99

    Rhyme's Challenge offers a concise, pithy primer to hip-hop poetics while presenting a spirited defense of rhyme in contemporary American poetry. David Caplan's stylish study examines hip-hop's central but supposedly outmoded verbal technique: rhyme. At a time when print-based poets generally dismiss formal rhyme as old-fashioned and bookish, hip-hop... more...

  • The Word Rhythm Dictionaryby Timothy Polashek

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 44.99

    The Word Rhythm Dictionary: A Resource for Writers, Rappers, Poets , and Lyricists is a new kind of dictionary?one that reflects the use of ?rhythm rhymes? by rappers, poets, and songwriters of today. This is an eminently practical reference work for all wordsmiths looking to add musicality to their writing. Users of this dictionary can alphabetically... more...

  • Hip Hop Ukraineby Adriana N. Helbig

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    In Hip Hop Ukraine, we enter a world of urban music and dance competitions, hip hop parties, and recording studio culture to explore unique sites of interracial encounters among African students, African immigrants, and local populations in eastern Ukraine. Adriana N. Helbig combines ethnographic research with music, media, and policy analysis to... more...

  • Sounding Race in Rap Songsby Loren Kajikawa

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    As one of the most influential and popular genres of the last three decades, rap has cultivated a mainstream audience and become a multimillion-dollar industry by promoting highly visible and often controversial representations of blackness. Sounding Race in Rap Songs argues that rap music allows us not only to see but also to hear how mass-mediated... more...

  • Introducing George The Poetby George the Poet

    Ebury Publishing 2015; US$ 14.09

    ?The title is Search Party ? the idea being that we?re all out here looking for something, and my poems are my way of finding myself.? A young black poet blending spoken word and rap; an inner city upbringing with a Cambridge education; a social consciousness with a satirical wit and infectious rhythm ? George The... more...

  • Kim and Kanye - The Love Storyby Nadia Cohen

    John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 7.28

    THEY HAVE BECOME KNOWN AROUND THE WORLD AS THE ULTIMATE POP-CULTURE POWER COUPLE. Favourites of the paparazzi, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are both worth millions in their own right. She is the queen of reality TV and an all-round business mogul. He?s a rapper, fashion designer and outspoken award show favourite. Together they are Kimye - glitzy,... more...

  • Fallin' Upby Taboo; Steve Dennis

    Touchstone 2011; US$ 15.00

    Taboo, Grammy Award?winning performing artist and founding member of the Black Eyed Peas, shares the inspiring story of his rise from the mean streets of East L.A. to the heights of international fame. Few bands can ever hope to achieve the sort of global success that the record-breaking Black Eyed Peas have attained, selling more than 30 million... more...

  • Bad Boyby Ronin Ro

    Atria Books 2002; US$ 25.00

    This is a tale of friendship, greed, and betrayal in the music industry?and a definitive history of America's biggest rap mogul. No one knows more about creating hits than Sean ?Puffy? Combs. For years he virtually ran hip-hop. It seemed the perfect arrangement: ?Puffy? provided the sounds and obsessive attention to detail while the Notorious B.I.G.... more...

  • Race Musicby Guthrie P. Ramsey

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 29.95

    This powerful book covers the vast and various terrain of African American music, from bebop to hip-hop. Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr., begins with an absorbing account of his own musical experiences with family and friends on the South Side of Chicago, evoking Sunday-morning worship services, family gatherings with food and dancing, and jam sessions at local... more...